The Chevrolet Silverado EV RST electric pickup will match the power of the recently unveiled GMC Sierra EV Denali for a mere $2,000 price difference between the two models.
True, the GMC will be richer equipped: it announced a fixed panoramic roof with a UV coating, a Bose audio system, rear wheel thrusters that allow you to implement the CrabWalk function, and an innovative MultiPro Midgate door between the cab and the body.
The Chevrolet Silverado EV RST and GMC Sierra EV Denali electric pickups are close relatives. Both are built on Hummer EV’s Ultium platform and are equipped with two electric motors. However, if the budget Chevy had a power plant set to deliver 673 horsepower and 1057 Nm of torque, then on the premium GMC its power was 765 horsepower and 1064 Nm. Probably, the difference was too noticeable, so the Silverado EV will be equalized with the Sierra EV even before the market launch.
According to the press service of Chevrolet, the increase in power was helped by “further development and improvement” of the electric drive. The new Silverado numbers are the same 765 horsepower and 1,064 lb-ft of torque as the GMC. Peak output is available in the Wide Open Watts mode (similar to the Jimsian Max Power), which allows you to accelerate from standstill to 60 miles per hour (97 km / h) in 4.5 seconds. The Silverado EV RST is priced at $105,000. The Denali Edition 1 GMC pickup is valued at $107,000.
At the same time, the initial version of the electric Silverado will cost $ 40,000, Sierra – $ 50,000. The base version called Elevation will be added to the range of a truck with the GMC logo a little later, along with the off-road Sierra EV AT4. The cars will be produced at the Factory Zero plant in Detroit, the investment in the re-equipment of which amounted to $ 2.2 billion.